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§ 1222A. State-Tribal Litigation Revolving Fund

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State GovernmentEffective: May 24, 2021

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 35A. State-Tribal Relations
Effective: May 24, 2021
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 1222A
§ 1222A. State-Tribal Litigation Revolving Fund
A. There is hereby created in the State Treasury a revolving fund for the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to be designated the “State-Tribal Litigation Revolving Fund”. The fund shall be a continuing fund, not subject to fiscal year limitations, and shall consist of all monies designated for deposit by law. All monies accruing to the credit of said fund are hereby appropriated and may be budgeted and expended, as otherwise provided in this act, by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services for the purpose of hiring legal counsel and paying legal expenses of the state related to legal controversies between the State of Oklahoma and tribal governments.
B. Expenditures from said fund shall only be made for legal services relating to cases and controversies that the Joint Committee on State-Tribal Relations, (created pursuant to Section 1222 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes), has formally recommended the State of Oklahoma pursue or litigate.
C. Expenditures from said fund for the reimbursement of services by third-party legal counsel shall only be made if the contract for such services was formally approved by the Joint Committee on State-Tribal Relations, (created pursuant to Section 1222 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes), prior to the performance of such services.
D. Expenditures from said fund shall be made upon warrants issued by the State Treasurer against claims filed as prescribed by law with the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services for approval and payment.
E. If any of the provisions of this section are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unconstitutional, any unexpended balance remaining in the State-Tribal Litigation Revolving Fund created pursuant to this section shall revert to the General Revenue Fund of this state and shall be used for general expenses of state government to be paid out pursuant to direct appropriation of the Legislature.

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Laws 2021, c. 513, § 1, emerg. eff. May 24, 2021.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 1222A, OK ST T. 74 § 1222A
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 229 of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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